The Voyage of the Beagle [Illustrated]

The Voyage of the Beagle [Illustrated]

by Charles Darwin

Publication Date: 13/07/2016

  $3.08

A new edition with illustrations by R. T. Pritchett of places visited and objects described.


The book is a vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology, and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin's keen powers of observation, written at a time when Western Europeans were exploring and charting the whole world. Although Darwin revisited some areas during the expedition, for clarity the chapters of the book are ordered by reference to places and locations rather than by date. Darwin's notes made during the voyage include comments illustrating his changing views at a time when he was developing his theory of evolution by natural selection and includes some suggestions of his ideas.


While the expedition was originally planned to last two years, it lasted almost five—the Beagle did not return until 2 October 1836. Darwin spent most of this time exploring on land (three years and three months on land; 18 months at sea).

ISBN:
1230001226454
1230001226454
Category:
Geology & the lithosphere
Publication Date:
13-07-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
RSM
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809–19 April 1882) is considered the most important English naturalist of all time. He established the theories of natural selection and evolution.

His theory of evolution was published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, and by the 1870s is was widely accepted as fact.

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